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YEAR OF THE
NURSE 2020
EXCEL. LEAD. INNOVATE.
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CERTIFIED
NURSES DAY
IS MARCH 19
TAKE SPECIAL PRIDE THIS YEAR IN BEING CERTIFIED!
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MAY IS
NURSES MONTH
31 DAYS OF CELEBRATION
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YEAR
OF THE
NURSE
2020
EXCEL. LEAD. INNOVATE.
LEARN MORE
Slide background
CERTIFIED
NURSES
DAY IS
MARCH 19
TAKE SPECIAL
PRIDE THIS
YEAR IN BEING
CERTIFIED
LEARN MORE
Slide background
MAY IS
NURSES
MONTH
31 DAYS OF
CELEBRATION
LEARN MORE

2020: A Year of Recognition

ANA Enterprise will be celebrating nurses all-year-long through our main initiatives.

YEAR OF THE NURSE 2020

Globally, the nursing profession is celebrating a milestone in 2020, as the World Health Organization declares it the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

CERTIFIED NURSES DAY

Every March 19, on Certified Nurses Day™, employers, certification boards, education facilities, and healthcare providers celebrate and publicly acknowledge nurses who earn and maintain the highest credentials in their specialty through national board certification.

NURSES MONTH

Because one week is not enough, ANA will celebrate nurses for the entire month of May! This will expand opportunities to recognize nurses’ contributions, promote self-care and professional development, educate our communities about what nurses do, and inspire future generations of the profession.

A Year of Inspiration — Podcasts and Videos

Watch or listen to our highlighted selection then visit our video and podcast pages to watch view more Year of the Nurse inspired videos and learn more about our SEE YOU NOW podcast series created for our 2020 celebration by ANA and Johnson & Johnson.

A Year of Stories

Sharing stories is empowering. It gives us the ability to influence others, build empathy, inspire action, and transform opinions. Nurses’ stories are especially powerful. Sharing your experiences can help promote greater understanding of the breadth and diversity of the profession and how, as nurses, we improve health and deliver high-quality health care.

Share your story with #YON2020 #YearOf
TheNurse

Join the conversation on Twitter.

A Year of Photos — Be Part of the Celebration

What better way to celebrate the Year of the Nurse than to invite the entire nursing community to join in. All the faces you see on this website have been submitted by nurses throughout the world.

Want to join the fun? Upload your photo and you could see yourself on these pages or other ANA Year of the Nurse celebration material. And be on the lookout for special photo themes throughout the year.

A Year of Development — The Nightingale Challenge

Launched in June 2019 by Nursing Now, the Nightingale Challenge is a global initiative to galvanize nurses into leadership and development opportunities both in and outside of health care. The global aim is to have at least 20,000 nurses and midwives aged 35 and under benefitting from this initiative in 2020, with at least 1,000 organizations taking part.

ANA Enterprise is leading Nursing Now USA with selected partners and, through the Nightingale Challenge, is focused on leadership and professional development opportunities for all nurses.

Pledges
#YOTN tweets
Challenges
Donations

A Year of Giving

Together, we can do so much more to recognize the role of nurses in our world. From advocating for greater leadership roles for nurses, to funding new innovative care solutions, the American Nurses Foundation is passionate that nurses have a critical view of the challenges we face in modern health care, and that nursing should be supported to lead health care change.

Your donation to the American Nurses Foundation goes towards our mission to transform the nation’s health through the power of nursing with our initiatives to elevate the image of nursing, improve the health of our nurses, strengthen leadership, and generate new knowledge and policy.